Before Dr Perricone Acai Berry

Today, acai is popular in the U.S., but just two decades ago, it was practically unknown outside of its home in the Amazon. In fact, acai wasn’t even exported from Brazil, its major producer, until 2000, according to the New York Times.

Dr Perricone Acai Berry offers antioxidant power, packed with acai, blueberries, and other berries with antioxidant punch. But before NV Perricone Acai Berry and other acai forms sold in the U.S., the acai berry was merely a cheap way to fill up for families in Brazil.

Although acai is primarily cultivated for exportation today, a bowl of acai pulp remains a filling side dish for families there, and most neighborhoods have stands or stores that sell a daily or weekly supply to customers.

Two crops of acai berries are produced each year. Fresh acai is harvested by local workers who climb up the acai trees. While the fruit used to be collected from wild palms, companies now have acai plantations since acai exportation has grown more popular as knowledge of the fruit’s benefits have spread. However, some companies have developed an acai harvesting system in conjunction with the Forest Sustainability Council, so the forest is protected at the same time.

After it’s harvested, the acai berries are beaten to remove the thin layer of fruit from their seeds, or pits which are about 0.25–0.40 inches in diameter. Water is added to change the consistency from thick to thin.

In pulp form, acai berry is said to have a rich, earthy flavor. Besides its flavor, acai offers a high level of antioxidants and contains beneficial dietary fibers; so it is no wonder that it has become popular outside of the Amazon and remains ever popular in its native land.

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  1. i have been drinking acai after reading perricone promise…for 3 years from monavie. i love it, thank you dr.

  2. I do not like texture and seeds in berries and I just cannot seem to eat them without gagging, even though I like the flavor of berries in other products. I know how very good they are for maintaining health and preventing disease and especially for beautiful skin. So, I have been looking for a way to include berries into my diet and this product may be the answer.

  3. Hi Dr. Perricone,
    A few years ago my mother went to visit a relative in Atlanta. She brought back an empty white packet that once had a sample with some information on it about Acai Berry. I am 40 years old and have an 11 year old daughter. I was diagnosed in 1998 with Diabetes two months within my pregnancy. I am not on Insulin, but my daily medication intake consist of Actos,Glucotrol, Lisinopril/Hctz, Verapamil, Zocar, Lo-Ovral, Asprin, Prenatal Vitamins, Biotin, Noni, Flaxseed, and PRN meds for migraines and back pain. I am very concerned about my daughter starting her menustral cycle at age 9. My daughter at this time was being treated with strong antibiotics and steroids over and over. Recently she was diagnosed with a mild case of Asthma and put on medications Advair to Symbacort, Pro-air Inhaler and Nasonex.Dr. Perricone I would like to know how can my daughter and I both benefit from taking the Acai Berry and if so, how can I go about ordering some of the pure and natural Acai Berry Juice. I would like to limit my daily medication intake and feel better.
    Thanks, Kim

  4. I would love to test products

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  6. Hoping to become a Perricone product tester!